Saturday, June 25, 2011

Another Tough Knight

Walla Walla just can't seem to catch a break.  Corvallis scored three first-inning runs on Friday and that was all they needed, winning 5-2. 

After starter Adam Duke allowed five hits in the first two innings, three relievers combined to allow just one run on four hits over the final seven innings.  At one point, they retired 11 straight Sweets hitters.

The Sweets are back at it again today when they face the Knights in game three of their series before traveling to Kelowna overnight.

Walla Walla- 5-9
- W2 has lost five straight league games and is 1-4 on the road this summer.
- Alex Stanford extended his hitting streak to six games with a single in the ninth inning on Friday.  Including games against Portland, the streak is at eight. 
- As a team, the Sweets are 0-9 when trailing after five innings.
- Tyler Billen will make his second start of the summer, his first in league play.  He allowed one run on four hits over six innings against the Portland Toros in his first start.  He earned a save against Klamath Falls last week.
- Kevin Hawk currently has a three-game hitting streak, four overall and has raised his batting average from .107 on June 16 to .211 entering tonight.

Corvallis- 9-7
- The Knights have won six of their last eight games are just one game behind Bend in the West Coast League's West Division.
- Trent Oleszczuk is hitting .571 (4-7) in two games against the Sweets this summer and Sean Myrom is hitting .385 (5-13) with two doubles and three RBI.
- Corvallis is hitting just .209 against the Sweets but has won three of the five games so far this season. 
- Corvallis is also 7-1 at home this summer and have won their last six games at Goss Stadium.
- The Knights' starting pitcher, Jace Fry, was selected in the 9th round by the Oakland Athletics in this years Amateur Player's Draft.

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